Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Mutterings continued.

It's been a depressing and eventful day. I've spent the last couple of days researching into the palm oil crisis and the devastation rampant conversion of endemic rainforest to palm oil plantations is having in Malaysia and Indonesia. Friends of the Earth research has concluded that if things continue unchecked, orangs will be extinct in the wild within 12 years. Read this, and this and do this :

Here are some suggested actions you can take to help protect the orangutan's habitat.

* Write to your Federal Member of Parliament and demand that the Federal Government legislate to make Palm Oil labelling compulsory.
* Write to the Malaysian and Indonesian Embassies and ask what their Governments are doing to stop the establishment of Palm Oil plantations in Orangutan habitat.
* Write to any food supplier that lists VEGETABLE OIL as an ingredient and ask them if they use Palm Oil. If so what are they doing to ensure that it doesn't affect Orangutans habitat. Please send GRASP copies of any replies that you receive.

I've finally finished our directorate's contribution to the ARAZPA (Australasian Region Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria) newsletter. Ten pages of contribution plus photos.

Is this a pint I see before me?

"Can it be true that Shakespeare often wrote with a hangover? Some experts think so. It would certainly explain why he penned some of the clumsiest lines in English literature, says John Sutherland."

But why pink?? 3 year old boy buys car on Ebay using his parent's account.

Another cool word from Wordsmith:
prelapsarian (pree-lap-SAYR-ee-uhn) adjective
Relating to any innocent or carefree period in the past.


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